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Ridgeway, Virginia
(Henry County)

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The location of Ridgeway

Welcome to Ridgeway ...

The town of Ridgeway is located in Henry County.

The location of Ridgeway has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ridgeway has a population of 701 people<2> (see below for details).

Ridgeway is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ridgeway lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Ridgeway: (276)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgeway had a population of 742 people. This makes Ridgeway the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 742 people, the population of Ridgeway decreased 4.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 775 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ridgeway had an population of 701 people. This is a decrease of 5.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.55% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ridgeway.

Communities near Ridgeway ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Eden (NC)   [Map]   15,041   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fairview (NC)   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Madison (NC)   [Map]   2,134   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mayodan (NC)   [Map]   2,409   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Reidsville (NC)   [Map]   13,857   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stoneville (NC)   [Map]   1,249   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ridgeway.

Communities Also Named Ridgeway ...

While we believe that this Ridgeway is located in Henry County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Ridgeway. Those communities are located in the following counties: Halifax and Pittsylvania County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 36 communities that are also named Ridgeway - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia (3), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ridgeway.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ridgeway. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgeway. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgeway.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ridgeway:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgeway ...

Looking for more information about Ridgeway? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ridgeway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgeway.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Henry County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ridgeway. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Henry County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridgeway.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgeway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgeway) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgeway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ridgeway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5782, Longitude: -79.8583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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